May 12, 2002 1:41 PM
|I am going to upgrade the fork on my bike from aluminum to carbon fiber. I have found a profile brc from last year brand new on line for 70.00. The lbs has offered me a CF fork from a trek 5200/5500(?) for 150.00 installed. the only problem with that one is I have to peel off the trek stickers sinvce I dont have a trek. Any one have experience with either of these. Thanks, Josh|
|re: New fork||Carbon fiber fanatik|
May 12, 2002 2:38 PM
|profile makes decent enough stuff.. dont peel stickers.. sheesh. Personally, i would reccomend a look hsc.. good luck on your hunt..|
|how heavy are you? what's your riding style? nm||weiwentg|
May 12, 2002 3:10 PM
May 12, 2002 3:20 PM
|I enjoy just getting out on the road. I have to stand some in the climbs And I like to do intervals when I am on flat road. As far as road quality here its hit or miss some roads are well maintained others are full of cracks and holes. Hope this was good info|
|So its come down to profile brc vs Icon air rail||Joshua|
May 12, 2002 4:31 PM
|All opinions on these forks are welcome.
I won't peel stickers either.
|re: New fork||VW|
May 13, 2002 1:16 PM
|I had a old Trek 5000 (OCLV) with an aluminum fork. I bought a used Icon carbon fork (threaded) and found there was a ride improvement. However, I didn't like the Icon fork because of cosmetics (some scratches and scuff marks). So I bought a new Kestral EMS Pro fork (also threaded) from Ebay for about $110.
I found a substantial improvement in the ride of my bike with the Kestral instead of the Icon. The bike felt so much smoother. Maybe it was psychological, but I don't think it is a coincidence that alot of people with Trek OCLV update their bike by replacing their Icon fork. You will see alot of used Icon fork for sale on Ebay.
Maybe that's why your LBS has an extra one. The new bike owner probably wanted them to swap out the fork as an immediate upgrade.